A Roadmap to Zero Hunger
Four billion metric tons of food is produced each year, more than enough to feed every man, woman and child in the world. But one-third of the food that gets produced gets wasted.
Developed countries leave food on the plate, and developing countries leave food in the field or lose it in production.
Inequalities, conflicts, environmental conditions, and lack of knowledge and resources also take food from the mouths of the poorest two billion people in the world.
To reach Zero Hunger by 2030, the World Food Programme, Project Everyone and UNICEF created a high-level road map to help drive the world toward the specific success targets for SDG 2 and 3 (Global Health and Well-Being for All at All Ages).
- Put the poorest first by expanding social protection programs for the most vulnerable.
- Ensure everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food by improving rural infrastructure and creating more efficient supply chains.
- Increase the nutritional value of our global and local diets by helping farmers cultivate a sustainable variety of crops and educating consumers about the importance of eating a wide range of nutritious foods. Currently, rice, wheat, corn and soy make up 60 percent of the calories we consume.
- Reduce food waste. Get food to the plates of those who need it, not just those who can afford it.
- Prioritize the nutritional needs for nursing mothers and children in the first 1,000 days of life. "For approximately 1 million children in 2015, their first day of life was also their last." 2
Provide Food Security for Children in Poverty
Hunger and malnutrition exact an obvious price on health and make it harder for people to learn, work, provide for themselves, lead productive lives and contribute positively to society. The affect hunger and malnutrition has on health and productivity forms a barrier that serves to keep people mired in poverty.
Our Health and Nutrition initiatives help address the life threatening hunger needs of children in poverty, while also providing preventive care to support long-term health and wellness.
By giving to Compassion’s Health and Nutrition Fund, you will help provide supplemental food, vitamins and medical care to malnourished children and support to our therapeutic feeding and food stability initiatives. A donation today will also help safeguard children from illnesses that hamper early childhood development and threaten their lives.